Toddler: 1 – Zucchini Chips: 0

I made zucchini chips for the first time. They were easy, they were a hit, they made zucchini into something fun. Something really fun. Maybe too fun. This is how it happened.

Zucchini Chips

1 medium zucchini
Olive Oil, for brushing dehydrator trays
Salt, to taste

Slice zucchini very thin. I used a Japanese slicer (like a mandoline, but better, cheaper and easier to clean). Lightly brush or spray trays of a dehydrator with olive oil. Lay zucchini slices out on trays, sprinkling slices lightly with salt.

Dry until slices are very crisp. In my dehydrator, they took about 10 hours on the “fruit/vegetable” medium temperature setting.

Good for kid snacks, though I’d dole them out one at a time if, like me, you have a 10 month old little imp.


  1. Anonymous says

    Wish I would have thought of that when my zucs were making like crazy. Next year! Thanks. Kat from the compound

  2. says

    so excited to try things like this on my new (well, to me) dehydrator! now, if my little plants will just hurry up and start making zukes, I will be a happy woman :)

  3. says

    Love the pictures!
    So, I tried making zucchini chips last year in the dehydrator and they came out really chewy.. I wonder what I did wrong? Too thick maybe – I gotta check out your link to the Japanese slicer!

  4. says

    And if you have leftovers, or plan for leftover chips, they store very well very long… and I use them in stews during the winter ! Saves freezer space and canning space!

    I store in a zip lock bag, in a tin box. The tin box keeps the mice away, as I store in the garage – plus it keeps the light out/off of them.

  5. says

    I just made zucchini chips out of necessity the other day after I cooked my parmesan/bread crumb zucchini chips recipe too long and they got too mushy. I had my dehydrater out already and when there was "room in the inn", I gave it a whirl…and they turned out fantastic! A great snack cracker!

    • Kathy says

      When we ran out of space in our dehydrator b/c our cherry tomatoes started coming in faster than we could handle them, we started using our oven to supplement. 200 degrees for ~ 4 hours seems to be the equivalent to the fruit setting on our dehydrator. Give it a whirl with the zucchini chips. It’s not like you’re going to burn them if you look away for a moment. ;)

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